Offerings next week are for the following causes:
Morning: General Fund and Benevolence
Afternoon: Hull PR School
Nursery this morning: Rylee W., Mrs. K. Warner, Emily G., Keahna H.
This evening: Mrs. J. Westra, Mandi A., Leah G., Gracia K.
Next Sunday morning: Mrs. M. Andringa, Hannah B., Zoe G., Ruth H.
Next Sunday afternoon: Mrs. D. Blankespoor, Mrs. J. De Boer, Shawna H., Julianne L.
Ushers: For December: Carl Bruinsma, Allen Brummel, Joe Bootsma
Listen to the Reformed Witness Hour every Sunday on KLOH 1050 AM at 8:00 a.m. and KDCR 88.5 FM at 5:00 p.m. Today’s message is “Studying to be Quiet” (I Thessalonians 4: 11-12). Next week’s message will be “The Final Gathering of the Church” (I Thessalonians 4:13-18).
FROM THE CONSISTORY OR COUNCIL
We welcome all visitors worshiping with us today. May God’s name be exalted as we worship together. The order of our worship service is printed on the back of the bulletin.
Due to the meeting of Classis West, a pulpit exchange has been arranged for the morning service today. Rev. Griess is scheduled to lead us in worship while our pastor is at Doon PRC. We welcome Rev. Griess to our pulpit and fellowship.
Reminder: Our second service is held at 2:00 in the afternoon during the months of December, January, and February. This will begin today.
A reminder the Psalter Revision surveys are due today. There is a box on a table in the back of church for you to put your surveys in.
At the congregational meeting this past week, Brian Gritters, Brian Kroese, and Evert Van Maanen were chosen as elders, and David Camarigg and Peter S. Westra were chosen as deacons. The annual budget and all the other motions passed as presented in the agenda.
Today: The Young People’s Society will meet at 3:45. We will discuss Ephesian 4:1-6.
Monday: The Deacons will meet at 7:00 followed by the Council at 8:00.
Tuesday: Morning classes in Bible History (Grades 1–7): Lesson 12.
Wednesday: 9:45 am WEALTH will be studying Lesson 13. Nursery Helpers: Shantelle D.B., Kerri V.D.B., Danielle W., Brittany K. Upstairs Helper: Kara V.D.T. Lunch: Kara V.D.T., Marcia M., and Kristen D.J.
7:00-Heidelberg Catechism (Grades 8 & 9): Lord’s Day 13; 8:00-Essentials (Grades 10 & 11): Lesson 7, Q.8-10; Lesson 8, Q. 1-3; 9:00-Pre-Confession (Grade 12 and older): Belg. 15 and Canons 3&4:11, B6.
Thursday: Martha Ladies’ Society will meet at 7:30 p.m. Bible discussion will begin with Romans 6:3.
Men’s Society will meet at 7:30. Study will begin at I Timothy 5:5. The after recess discussion will be on Article 36 of the Church Order. All men are welcome to attend.
CONCERNING THE CONGREGATION
Joel Mouw is asked to write to Gary Brummel and Nolan Groeneweg to Derick Grimm.
We express our sympathy to Don and Marilyn Vermeer and to Gerb De Jong in the death of their mother and mother-in-law, Esther Vermeer, who died on Monday. Let us remember them in our prayers to our heavenly Father.
Wanda Oostra’s biopsy procedure went well on Monday, and they are presently waiting to know the results. Let us continue to remember our sister, her husband, and family in prayer.
Joyce Kooiker was admitted to Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls on Friday due to fluid buildup in her chest. They are considering possibly putting in a drain that would stay in, but they need to wait until her Coumadin comes down. Let us continue to remember Joyce and her family in our prayers. Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. (Ps. 55:22)
Classis West: Pastors-elect Brian Feenstra and Stephan Regnerus sustained their classical examination, and their respective consistories were advised to proceed with their ordination and installation. Rev. Regnerus was ordained and installed as the pastor of Lynden PRC this past Friday, and Pastor-elect Feenstra is scheduled to be ordained and installed as the pastor of Immanuel PRC (Lacombe) next Sunday.
Rev. Engelsma declined the call from Southwest PRC, and Rev. Huizinga declined the call from First PRC (GR).
Our young people still have some calendars and card sets available for sale. There is a sample of each on the back table. Please sign up in the back of church or contact Sue U. at 439-2258 or firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
The latest issue of the Trinity Times is available today.
Sunday School: Christmas program practice will be held on Saturday from 9 – 10:30 a.m. Please note the time change! The program will be Friday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m.
The Christian Fellowship Society will be hosting their annual Christmas Singspiration on December 10 following the afternoon service. Members are asked to bring 1½ dozen cookies.
The Hull Protestant Reformed Christian School board will hold its regular meeting on Wednesday, December 6, at school.
Save the date: The Trinity Christian High School annual promotional supper is scheduled for the evening of Monday, January 29, 2018.
Trinity Christian High School will present its Fall/Winter music program on Monday evening, December 11, at 7:00 p.m. at Trinity. The choirs and band will present music to glorify our Savior. There will also be a group of alumni and supporters joining our band students for a couple numbers. You won’t want to miss this one!
The alumni and post-high supporter band members of Trinity will be practicing again on Monday evening, December 4, at 7:30 at Trinity. We had a great practice the first time, so this practice will be fine “tuning”. Email Mrs. Kuiper at email@example.com with any questions or concerns. See you there!
Beacon Lights Christmas Special: Beacon Lights is running their Christmas Special once again this year! Buy one subscription, and you’ll get another for free to gift to someone else! Beacon Lights magazine makes a great gift for anyone, but especially for our young people. It is filled with edifying articles, devotionals, poems, and more! Take advantage of this amazing offer today!
The Hope Heralds 2017 CD entitled Our God is God is available for $12. To order your copy, please call or text Karen Daling (616-662-0784) or Dan Van Dyke (616-610-3276). You may also order by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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A list of available teaching positions is on the back table.